Walking for hope

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Lieutenant Deirryck Begay of the Southern Ute Police Department (SUPD) takes part in the walk while enroute to the Bear Trail. SUPD was vital in helping make sure that the event was safe, and traffic was directed accordingly.
Emergency Family Services Program Coordinator Velma Armijo shows what she hopes for to feature in part of the “Living Board” highlighted by the Behavioral Health Division.
Southern Ute Tribal Chairman, Mel Baker chats and walks with Council Member, Vanessa Torres during the Walk for Hope event.
Participants walked over a mile from start to finish. The walk encouraged many to push themselves as they saw fit, while also stressing the importance of exercise and mental health.
SUIMA student Landon Miles grabs a tube of bubbles and a few healthy refreshments from the main sign in desk ahead of the event.
Fabian Martinez | SU Drum
Fabian Martinez | SU Drum
Fabian Martinez | SU Drum
Fabian Martinez | SU Drum
Fabian Martinez | SU Drum
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Over 70 Southern Ute tribal members, tribal Employees, and community members gathered during the lunch hour on Tuesday, May 17, for the Walk for Hope event in front of the Leonard C. Burch Building to “spread and share hope amongst our youth and community.” This event was a collaboration between the Tribal Information Services, SunUte Community Center, Tribal Services and Tribal Health Department with each department hosting small booths with snacks, mental health resources and information. The event also highlighted a “living board” hosted by the Behavioral Health Division, where participants could write positive affirmations and post them for others to see. Once it kicked off, the walk featured two routes – a shorter route around Tribal Campus for elders – and a longer route that took participants past the KSUT Radio Station and onto the Bear Trail. Participants also purchased lemonade from the Southern Ute Indian Montessori Academy students — hoping to raise money to sponsor a visit from Southern Ute Poet, Tanaya Winder.  

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